Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Delhi, where an empire rose and fell before the dawn of history; where citadels of emperors appeared and disappeared; a city of mysterious eternity whose old ruins proclaim a majestic and imperial past and whose present pulsates vibrantly with the ever flowing life of India. The eternal Jamuna bears witness to the glorious and tumultuous 5,000 year old history of Delhi. A history which begins with the creation of Indraprastha by the Pandavas and the transformation of this barren gift of the Kauravas into an idyllic haven.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi visiting - Raj Ghat cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and ChandniChowk. Afternoon visit QutubMinar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In time transfer to Airport to connect flight for Varanasi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Crowded with temples, and its labyrinth of streets, sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, is a spiritually uplifting sight, these are usual sights of Varanasi. Though Varanasi retains its heritage, the city is changing. New markets, commercial complexes and modern hotels make it a melting pot of both. The religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the oldest living city in India, and one of the world’s most ancient. It was previously known as Kashi-the city that illuminates. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the riv
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour visiting Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, TulsiManasMandir. Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb.
Afternoon excursion to Sarnath - the buried Buddhist city where Buddha preached his first sermon. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya the Buddha went to Sarnath; and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. It is one of the most holy sites as in this place the stream of the Buddha's teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 16th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple & the museum (closed on Fridays). At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent Indias’ national emblem.
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In time transfer to Airport to connect flight for Delhi.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Airport / Railway station to connect flight / train for onward destination.